Athletic Pride

NFL Players Launch New Collection Of Pride T-Shirts


In another show of support for the LGBT community, the NFL Players Association launched a line of pride t-shirts. Like Nike, the launch comes just in time for Pride Month, which is shaping up around the nation.

“June is a special month for the LGBT community,” Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo said in a statement. “I am extremely excited that the NFLPA’s One Team Shop is adding its name to the list of ever-growing allies. The simple fact that football players believe in equality for every human being is going to make an impact on a lot of peoples’ lives.”

Ayanbadejo is among several players whose names and numbers appear on shirts that are available for purchase. The other athletes include players who have spoken out or shown support in one way or another. They are: Connor Barwin, Domonique Foxworth, Scott Fujita, Steve Gleason, Chris Gocong, Chris Kluwe, Donté Stallworth, Terrell Suggs and Eric Winston.

All proceeds will go to Athlete Ally, an organization dedicated to ending homophobia in sports.

[H/T JoeMyGod]

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  • balehead

    Which child labour sweatshop made these?…

  • Icebloo

    I am sick of these so-called allies saying they support us but doing nothing. We have all these famous people lining up to be seen in the high-profile gay Pride events in LA, San Fran, NYC and Boston because they are getting free publicity from us (and TV coverage). If they were true allies of ours they would be attending the smaller Pride events where we REALLY need help. I wrote to Brendon Ayanbadejo on Twitter and asked him why we was not attending any Pride events in the south and he blocked me. That speaks volumes. We are being used to bolster these people’s fading careers. We have so many straighties making money from us and so few of them actually do a thing for us yet we are showering them with awards.

    Why are we all so desperate for acceptance that we don’t see we are being used ?

  • Tackle

    @ Icebloo: I’m glad you said that and I agree. I believe the reasons that gays have such apathy is that the whole marriage thing, gays being able to marrie, is taking away our time, energy and attention. Also don’t even dare pont out that we may be being used by Brebdon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe. As long as it’s good looking eye candy, gays don’t mind. And yes these men will show up at big glitzy galas in Los Angeles (Hollywood/Beverly Hills) and New York. But a small town/small city? Forget it. And least we not forget. Speaking engagements and going to college campuses to speak, there is money involved in that.

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